Now i am even more confused, i popped one assembly open and saw 8 tecs in 4 series. i was unable to identify the tecs (on kryotherms site they mension ICE-71 modules:80w 16v, but the lady on the phone said they are drift 0.6 modules: 226w 24v, Imax 15.6). My guess is it goes like this (as seen on the pics) : 1 series of 2 modules (drift 0.6) has Vmav of 48, so @24v they are running at 50%, and the I max of those modules is 15.6, so at 50 % it must be around 6A, 6Ax4=24 but then their theoretical Qop of 400 and Qmax of 600 are meaningless? or have i got it all wrong again???
Anyhow i decided to test it with no load and got 10C in the cold side loop with just a pump, tank, i 120 rad with a fan running to immitate some load and a waterblock without load. the hot side was like 40-50 (which is about right since the dT must be arond 45C), so my wc loop is not providing enough cooling i guess.
Bottom line: are 8 226w tecs running at 50% not enough for a waterchiller capable of running 2gpus and a cpu, or is there a flaw in my design of the hot side loop or somewhere else?
I have done more testing and the probes ont he hot side of the heatsink and the base of the cpu block indicated 40C/6C without the fan on the radiator running, and 40C/10C with the fan running, which is about right since the cold/hot side difference of the tec itself should be a bit more. The question is when i add the load (like 2 280gtx and a nehalem @4G) will i be able to hold 15C in the cold loop or not? Not likely i guess... Opinions any1?Edited by teatchme - 11/13/08 at 3:05am